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WiiU deathwatch: Sonic Lost World 5.0

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Cows hyping Knack but bashing SONIC :D

I'll hype Knack to score higher than 5.0 :kaz:

 

 

Cows hyped Knack as having toy story graphics, etc...  Don't try to backpedal now happy boy :D

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Polygon6/10

Lost World is best when it's running from the past, not towards it. But a handful of fun levels and some exemplary graphics do not make a great game. Sonic: Lost World is front-loaded, pocked with bad boss fights and obsessed to a fault with creating some of the coolest 2D stages of 1993. Sonic: Lost World is best when it's running from the past, not towards it.

IGN [Wii U version]: 5.8/10 (Video Review)

Mediocre: Sonic Lost World lacks speed, precision and fluidity making it a big step back for the Blue Blur. After the success of Sonic 4, Colors, and Generations, this is a big disappointment for Sega’s speeding blue bullet. Sonic Lost Worlds clumsily tears all the wrong pages out of the Super Mario Galaxy playbook, and in so doing, loses the breathless speed and fluidity that makes a Sonic game a Sonic game. Graphically it may talk the talk, but the controls and level design just can’t walk the walk, much less run it.

Digital Chumps: 5.6/10

The attractive landscapes and engaging ideas behind Sonic Lost World are no match for the demolition of morale suffered under unreliable control and inconsistent quality. Lost World is undoubtedly the most realized and best playing modern-era Sonic game, but Sonic still has ways to go before he's in a game one might actually have the best time playing.

 

GameInformer5/10

Last generation’s Sonic Generations and Sonic Colors were both poor attempts to fuse 2D and 3D platforming, and it’s sad to see Sonic Team fail to improve following those stumbling points. Lost World’s obvious inspiration from Super Mario Galaxy appeared to be a step in the right direction, but the core game is sub-par even by Sonic’s standards.

Gamespot5/10

That some inoffensive visuals and a few fun 2D sections are the highlights of a largely 3D game is telling. Sonic Lost World desperately wants to be Mario Galaxy, but in overtly coveting the great Italian plumber, it smothers the talents of its blazing blue hedgehog. There were moments when I thought it might all come together, when Sonic's fun, if slightly erratic, speed would be matched to levels that were intelligently designed to make the most of it. There were some brief glimpses of that, but for the most part, Sonic Lost World is confused and derivative, and tries far too hard to be clever without any clever design to back it up.

Joystiq2.5/5

Sonic Colors showcased a keen understanding of what made Sonic great, and successfully expanded on the series' formula with the introduction of Wisp power-ups. It's admirable that Sonic: Lost World tries to shift the series in a new direction, and the results meet with limited success, especially in earlier levels. Its gameplay variety is appreciated up to a point, but Sonic: Lost World misses the mark more often than it succeeds, as frustrating level design and unimaginative boss encounters are enough to overshadow its fleeting moments of brilliance.

The Escapist2.5/5

This game is chopped up into neat little segments. Some are fun, some aren't - they're all beautifully rendered. Much of it feels deeply dated. There's just not much new here. While the developers made a big deal of wallrunning and "defying gravity," they don't feel like wondrous, new things. It's a rehash of what made Sonic awesome in 1991. It's not a videogame from 2013. It controls like a game from 1991, it has gameplay like a game from 1991. Warts, blemishes, sluggishness and all. It is, by all measures, an astoundingly average game.

Bottom Line: Sonic Lost World is a mediocre, dated game matched up with beautiful visuals. There's nothing new or memorable here.
Recommendation: This one's for the Sonic fans and those hungry for another platformer, everyone else, skip it.

EDGE [Wii U]: 4/10

And it’s here that Lost World falls apart. While Mario games spit out 1-Ups with such frequency that you question whether the lives system needs to be there at all, Lost World takes the opposite tack. There might be the odd extra life hidden away in a level, but its stages are so long (the timer frequently ticks down from 15 minutes) and its use of trial and error so extreme that you’ll quickly become closely acquainted with the Game Over screen. Stages are best thought of as four or five levels stitched together. Fail on the fourth or fifth, and you’re sent back to the first. Die once or twice early on in a stage and the most efficient course of action is to lose your remaining lives as quickly as possible.

Eurogamer: 4/10

It's telling that the highlights of Lost World are the moments where Sonic Team allows the hedgehog to do what he does best: high-velocity platforming that tests your ability to follow high-speed action and to reflexively respond to danger. Sonic thrives on simplicity, and I still think Sega could reinvent him for the mobile market: give PastaGames a call, perhaps, and get them to make a side-scroller along the lines of Rayman Jungle Run rather than the aggressively monetised Sonic Dash. There are fleeting signs here that such an approach could work. Yet these brief flickers of life are few and far between, buried within a flabby, disjointed mess of a game.

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Another exclusive turd for WiiU.

 

The most bipolar poster on this forum :D

 

Go hype more trash because they are exclusive, please.  :pavarotti:

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"Stages are best thought of as four or five levels stitched together. Fail on the fourth or fifth, and you’re sent back to the first. Die once or twice early on in a stage and the most efficient course of action is to lose your remaining lives as quickly as possible."

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Another exclusive turd for WiiU.

 

The most bipolar poster on this forum :D

 

Go hype more trash because they are exclusive, please.  :pavarotti:

 

 

You are as bipolar as they come at sw.com...  You apparently dislike Nintendo but also buy all Nintendo's products :D

 

Also, I never hyped Sonic, not even remotely.  You lose, kid :D

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Im still copping it... sounds great if they are bashing it for being to diffucult

:| the demon souls of platforming :glad:The difference being the Souls' franchise is well received by critics while Sonic... well it's Sonic. :D

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